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Meet the TEC Horse Team


Birthday:  January 1, 1992

Breed:  Halflinger Quarter Horse Cross

Gender:  Gelding

Color:  Bay

Height:  14hh

Creating “I Did It!” Moments Since:  2008

Garth came to TEC, along with Tori from Vandalia, Ohio.  He is an experienced trail, lesson, and camp pony.  Being as tall as he is wide, his size comes in handy for riders with balance issues and need a broad base of support.  Volunteers also appreciate his size when they sidewalk with riders.  His steady, laid-back, and patient personality is ideal for most riders; especially, those who may experience emotional outbursts.  He is one of our go-to-horses for his reliability in any circumstance.

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Award Winner:  On April 6, 2021, Garth was awarded with the Heart of the Horse award.  This award was established by Cathy and Bill Alwine in 2013 as a way to honor their own horse – Boru, who had a heart as big as he was.  Boru stood 17.1 hands high and embodied a kind, gentle spirit.  The award is not about singling out one horse but rather about celebrating the “heart” of horses across the Michiana area.  It’s meant to recognize the impact a horse can have on the people it touches during his lifetime.

Click here to read the press release announcement.  You can also watch the WNDU story done by reporter, Monica Murphy. Or click here to view the article that was published in the Herald Palladium on April 29, 2021.

Contact the Barn Manager

Contact: Autumn Zick

Phone: (269) 429-0671



Birthday:  Nov. 27, 2002

Breed:  Shire (Draft) Paint Cross

Gender:  Mare

Color:  Sorrel/White Pinto

Height:  15.3hh

Creating “I Did It!” Moments Since:  2017


Nellie was purchased by TEC from Kris Petlick.  She came to TEC as an experienced trail horse.  She is very well trained and a sensitive mare.  Her size makes her ideal for our adult riders; especially, advanced beginners or intermediate riders.  She is also good for experienced riders wanting to refine their skills.  Her quiet and reliable nature makes her a good therapeutic riding horse and one who enjoys being led around the arena by riders of all levels.


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Also on our team of "I Did It!" makers is Grace, Maggie, Sally, and Elsa.  Watch for their updates to come soon.

Missing one of our retired horses?  Click here to visit our Retired Horses page. 

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